Well, yesterday, our little friends were busy standing in the nest, testing their wings, hopping just outside the nest on nearby branches.
Then last night, while Becky was upstairs and I was out, one of our little babies flew the coop (or nest in this case).
Becky tried to find him and thought she spotted him on our neighbor's driveway but by the time she got her camera, he was gone.
This morning, we checked our little friends, first thing as always. And the other two were in the nest, standing, flapping. As Becky left for school, she spied the second one hop out of the nest and fly off. She waved to me through the window, and luckily, we caught the third, and smallest sibling, as she first flew from the nest onto a nearby branch.
She clung precariously, flapping her wings a few times, furiously.
And then, she too, took off first, stopping in our flaming bush, and then disappearing so we couldn't follow her. So now we have an empty nest, and are pretty sad. :(. Hopefully, mamma bird will lay another set of eggs with us soon.